Psalm 23 is almost surely the most famous chapter in the Bible. The trees of both Christianity and Judaism are existentially planted on the banks of the still waters where peace overtakes anxiety, at the crest of rolling green pasture where shaded restoration is available to the depleted pilgrims of the age. And while so many understand the basic idea of God as a Shepherd, there are far too many weary, aching, exhausted sheep to show any evidence that we have collectively allowed our lives to be restored in any meaningful way by the all-too-familiar Shepherd.
This devotional intends to provide a path for us, the sheep, to find our way back into the restorative arms of the Good Shepherd.
My prayer is that many will approach familiar words and find the deep rest, renewal, and restoration that only the True Shepherd can provide.
About the author
Kyle Burkholder grew up in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003, he worked in multiple areas of the global economy from banking to coffee to oil and gas pipelines. In between, he spent multiple years in Johannesburg, South Africa with Mayfair Baptist Church and Outreach Care South Africa, serving the poor and ministering with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Kyle and his wife Stefani, along with their two daughters, live and serve in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he is pastor of Bowling Green Covenant Church.